• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: The seven longest bridge in the world, in Great Britain, was opened by Queen Elizabeth the Second of England on September eighth.

  • Description

    SYNOPSIS: The seven longest bridge in the world, in Great Britain, was opened by Queen Elizabeth the Second of England on September eighth. PAUSE 4 SECONDS.

    Many police were on guard because the Welsh, a minority group in Britain, were feared to have engineered some disaster through representatives more militant than the mass. These militant Welshmen seek independence for Wales. The new Bridge joins Wales with England, across the River Severn.

    PAUSE 5 SECONDS
    The Queen - who rules both England and Wales - performed the opening ceremony on both sides of the bridge. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was with her.

    PAUSE 5 SECONDS
    The bridge is one mile long and cost eight million pounds to build. It replaces a ferry-boat. One result of the new bridge will be to greatly decrease the land-route distance between Bristol and Cardiff. Each city has protagonists who regard the other as a rival and who fear for the possible advantage that the opposite city may gain from the bridge to the detriment of the other. This frame of mind exists throughout townspeople in Britain.

    PAUSE 11 SECONDS
    The Queen is here looking at a model of the bridge. She made a speech describing the completed structure as a real success.

    FILM ENDS AT 1 minute 33 seconds

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2MG2FU0VM5CN7EI7RJPONTGMF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2MG2FU0VM5CN7EI7RJPONTGMF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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